If He worried about the blunt force of their aggression and their words and all the religious testosterone being stirred up around Him for simply telling the truth.
Or if He simply decided not to allow the swirling masses of hatred to bother Him.
If He went about his daily business doing “His Father’s work” and focused on the woman who touched his robe or the child who needed healed. Maybe He was the Great Compartmentalizer and was able to put aside the “haters” in His mind and do what was right and needed and good for the people He walked with and for the people of the world.
I’m sure He loved the haters. I know He loved the haters. But did He let them bother Him? I don’t know if He did.
Maybe He allowed their words and actions to infiltrate His mind as He saw them as scared and wounded and as products of their religion. Maybe His compassion for them went so far as to forgive before they’d even begun to do the hateful things they did.
Maybe he was generous with grace and overflowing with love for even the haters of His day.
Can we be as generous?